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Antonio Conte to Tottenham Hotspur ‘broke down over unrealistic demands’

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 10: FC Internazionale coach Antonio Conte looks on during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Internazionale and FC Barcelona at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on December 10, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

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Tottenham Hotspur’s talks with Antonio Conte over the managerial job in North London broke down due to unrealistic financial demands from the Italian, according to The Sun. After managing Inter Milan’s successful charge to the Serie A title in the 2020-21 campaign, Conte left his Nerazzurri post and was the strong favourite for the vacant position at Tottenham.

The Sun reports that Conte was demanding more money than Daniel Levy was willing to fork out, with the ex-Inter coach hoping for a yearly salary of £15m to return to England. Conte also wanted a £100m transfer budget to overhaul the Spurs squad.

However, Tottenham hierarchy believed that his financial demands would have been ‘damaging’ to the club’s future. Spurs’ search for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho continues, and the Lilywhites have supposedly reignited their interest in Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.


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